Ramtech continued to build on our recent success in the public college and university market by securing a new $1.6 million contract to provide two new modular buildings that will be located on the main campus of the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas. UTD will purchase the two 8,736 square foot facilities for $1.6 million and use them as temporary teaching labs in the University’s Bio and Mechanical Engineering Departments. Ramtech will begin installation of both buildings in June, and expects to complete the project by July 15, 2014.
Each modular school building will have a slightly different interior configuration, with the Bio Engineering facility having five classrooms while the Mechanical Engineering building incorporates one large classroom, three standard size classrooms, and restrooms for use by the faculty and students that are in both buildings. The interiors will also have a textured and painted finish on the walls, along with vinyl composition tile flooring. Both buildings will have sprinkler systems to meet the required fire safety codes, and the DX mechanical systems will be integrated with the University’s AAON HVAC equipment. The buildings will sit on a semi-recessed grade beam foundation and will utilize a corrugated metal finish exterior painted using an UltraCrete textured coating. This, along with the specified concrete steps, decks and ramps, will give the modular construction project a more permanent look in order to match the surrounding facilities.
Originally opened in 1969, UT Dallas has become one of the best research institutions in Texas, and now offers 133 degree programs in a convenient local setting that attracts some of the brightest minds in science, math, and engineering. By offering high-caliber instruction with an ever-expanding breadth of degree programs, the University is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 tuition values in the United States. UT Dallas has budgeted $3.8 million to complete the temporary modular building project, and also has an extensive capital improvements program aimed at upgrading and modernizing additional areas around the campus.